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John Carter Brown Library - French Collection

The French literature collection of the John Carter Brown Library is of particular interest to those interested in political, social, and intellectual history and in the literature of travel. In addition to accounts by writers such as Cartier, Champlain, Thevet, Hennepin, and Tonti, the collection is strong in translations of French works in other languages. Semi-legendary and imaginary voyages hold particular interest. The library also holds a substantial collection of laws, decrees, and procla...



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by Voltaire, 1694-1778
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John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary half sheep
Translation of: Waerachtigh verhael, van het succes van de vlote. [Amsterdam?], 1625, itself a translation of: Casos notables, sucedidos en las costas de la ciudad de Lima. Madrid, 1625
Topic: Hermite, Jacques l', d. 1624
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by Reginaldetus, Petrus, active 15th century; Totani, Gulielmus; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548. RIBRL, former owner
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Author identified as "Petru[s] Reginaldeti sacr[a]e theologi[a]e professorem ordinis[que] Fratrem Minorum" in colophon
Topics: Eschatology, Theology, Doctrinal, Imprint 1492
Le mercure françois is preceded by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor Palma Cayet, printed in Paris, 1605, which was followed by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor Palma Cayet, printed in Paris, 1607, and which was further followed by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor, printed in Paris,...
Topics: Imprint 1611, Imprint 1648
Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy: Co[nvento] of Francisco de Salaya: ms. autograph on title page; marco de fuego of the Convento de Purisima Concepción de Celaya (ColPart3-12066) on head, foot and foredge of text block
Topic: Imprint 1608
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
by Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788; Ferri de Saint-Constant, J. L. (Jean-L.), 1755-1830
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L'homme après la création, ou le développement des sens -- Principes de l'homme -- l'Ame comparée au corps -- Portrait de l'homme -- Force de l'homme -- L'homme comparé à l'animal -- Etat de pure nature -- Sauvages -- L'homme en société -- Abstinence de la chair -- Peinture de l'homme moral dans la jeunesse & dans le moyen âge -- Amour dans l'homme & dans les animaux -- Mariage -- Sources de la bonheur. Causes de malheur -- Mort -- Imagination -- Mémoire -- Rêves -- Modes --...
Topics: Natural history, Biology, Science, Ethnology, Anthropolgy, Imprint 1785
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by Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661
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Signatures: pi² (pi1 + [dagger]-2[dagger]²) p-s²(-s2) t-2h²(-2h2) a-m²(-m2) n-o² 2o² 3o² 4o² 5o² 6o² 7o² 8o² ²a-²h² ã² ẽ² ĩ² A-Z² (z2 verso blank)
Topic: Early printed books
Colophon reads: De l'Imprimerie de P.G Simon, 1776
Topics: Catholic Church, Vili (African people), Ethnology, Imprint 1776
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
Barbier, A.A. Ouvrages anonymes
Topic: Imprint 1719
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?
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Author's name given at end of preface, in a brief epigram in Latin, headed "Francus Leardus ad Latinum lectorem.", as: Petrum Mexiam (p.[9], 2nd line of epigram)
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
by Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de, 1600-1659
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Extracted and translated from: Croníca moralizada
Topics: Catholic Church, Tatars -- Social life and customs, China -- History -- Tatar Conquest, 1643-1644,...
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by Thévenot, Jean de, 1633-1667
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Also published as: Troisième partie des voyages de M. Thevenot, contenant la relation de l'Indostan ... Paris, C. Barbin, 1684, forming the 3rd part of his Relation d'un voyage fait au Levant ... Paris, 1665-1684
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1684
John Carter Brown Library copy lacks gatherings a-g at beginning of volume [2]; bound with v. [2] before v. [1], in contemporary limp vellum
(from title page) I. De la navigation -- II. Du commerce naval, & contrats maritimes -- III. De la jurisdiction de la marine
Topics: Maritime law, War, Maritime (International law)
2 v. ; 18 cm. (12mo)
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by Dufour, Philippe Sylvestre, 1622-1687; Naironus, Antonius Faustus, 1628-1711? De saluberrima potione cahue seu cafe nuncupata discursus. French; Rhodes, Alexandre de, 1591-1660. Divers voyages et missions; Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672. Gesandshap der Nederlandische Oost-Indische Compagnie. French; Colmenero de Ledesma, Antonio. Curioso tratado de la naturaleza y calidad del chocolate. French; Marradon, Bartolomeo. Curioso tratado de la naturaleza, los daños y provechos que el tempo y...
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This work is an enlarged edition of: De l'vsage du caphé, du thé et du chocolate, first printed Lyon, 1671
Topics: Coffee, Chocolate, Chocolate drinks, Tea, Imprint 1685
Brunet
Topic: Women
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
Translation of: Historia natural y moral de las Indias, and 1st published in French, Paris, 1598
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history
Has also been attributed to Andrés Sáenz de la Peña
Topics: María de Jesus, madre, 1579-1637, Conceptionist Sisters, CSAIP
There are several known variants of this work with different combinations of dedication heading and punctuation on page 52, line 10. In the heading of the dedication on leaf ã2 are the words "Conseiller du Roy en tous ses Conseils, ..." or the words "Conseiller du Roy en son Conseil Royal, ...". Page 52, line 10 is punctuated at the end with either a comma or a colon
Topics: Indians of North America, Natural history, Imprint 1664
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by Estienne, Charles, 1504-approximately 1564; Morel, Fédéric, approximately 1552-1630
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For earlier editions see NUC pre-1956, v. 162, p. 593-594
Topic: Classical dictionaries
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
16 v. : 20 cm. (4to)
Topics: Jesuits -- Missions, Imprint 1753, Imprint 1757, Imprint 1767
8, [16], 296, 83, [1], 68, 132 leaves ; 19 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Galen, Guaiac, Sexually transmitted diseases, Fever, Plague, Surgery, Internal medicine, Medicine,...
Engraved title-page on double plates. Added engraved t.p. reads: La geographie universelle qui fait voir l'estat present de 4 parties du monde, c'est à dire, les religions, les coutumes et les richesses des peuples: les forces et les gouvernemens des estats: ce qui est de plus beau et de plus rare dans chaque region; et autres particularités pour sçauoir l'histoire et l'interest des princes .
Topics: Geography, Imprint 1676
1 v. (with various pagings) : 24 cm. (in case 25 cm.) (4to)
Topic: Costume -- Europe
Colophon reads: Icy se terminent l'ordre & progrez du triumphant & magnifique aduenement du roy & de la royne de Erance [sic] dautant prompte que liberale volontè [sic] celebré en leur bonne ville de Roven, et nouuellement imprimé par Iean le Prest, au dict lieu [Rouen] le ix. iour de ce moys de decembre. 1551
Topics: Henry II, King of France, 1519-1559, Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of...
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
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by Thévenot, Melchisédec, 1620-1692; Giovanni, da Lucca, active 1640; Lamberti, Arcangelo; Jenkinson, Anthony, 1529-1611; Della Valle, Pietro, 1586-1652; Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644; Terry, Edward, 1590-1660; Komnēnos, Monachos, active 15th century; Methold, William, 1590-1653; Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon, -1625; Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrandsz., 1587-approximately 1647; Greaves, John, 1602-1652; Beaulieu, Augustin de, 1589-1637; Boym, Michel, 1612-1659; Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616; Purchas,...
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(Part 1, from contents, pt. 1, p. [12], 1st count): Relation des Cosaques, avec la Vie de Kmielniski tirée d'un manuscrit -- Relation des Tartares du Crim, des Nogais, des Circasses, & des Abasses, / par Iean de Lucca; traduite d'un manuscrit italien, auec quelques notes d'un gentil-homme polonois qui a esté long-temps esclave dans le pays -- Relation de la Colchide, ou Mengrelie, / [by Arcangelo Lamberti] traduite de l'Italien -- Informatione della Georgia / di Pietro della Valle; tirée...
Topics: Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, Jesuits, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1664
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by Lescarbot, Marc
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Dedication (p. [6]) signed: Marc Lescarbot
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Edition statement precedes statement of responsibility on title page
Topics: France. Armée, Catalogs, Booksellers', Imprint 1783
First published Paris, 1611, with first part "Voyage de François Pyrard, de Laval" with title: "Discovrs dv voyages des François avx Indes orientales", followed by "Traité et description des animavx, arbres & fruicts des Indes Orientales". This 1619 edition is exponentially expanded from the 1611 edition, and text, for the most part, does not follow 1611 edition. The "Seconde partie du voyage de François Pyrard depuis l'arriuee à Goa iusques à son...
Topics: Natural history, Natural history, Indians of South America, Coconut, Sinhalese language, Imprint...
John Carter Brown Library copy purchased from the trust fund of Lathrop Colgate Harper
Topic: Imprint 1791
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
This is the same setting of type as the edition issued by Sonnius in 1568 and reissued with the Sonnius imprint in 1569. "Acheué d'imprimer le 19. de Septembre, 1568" (1st leaf, verso)
Topics: Peru -- History -- Conquest, 1522-1548, America -- Discovery and exploration
Le mercure françois is preceded by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor Palma Cayet, printed in Paris, 1605, which was followed by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor Palma Cayet, printed in Paris, 1607, and which was further followed by Chronologie septenaire de l'histoire de la paix entre les roys de France et d'Espagne / by Pierre Victor, printed in Paris,...
Topics: Imprint 1611, Imprint 1648
Chronique ecclesiastique, ou brief estat de l'eglise / P.D. Gaillard -- L'ordre des principaux historiographes hebrieux, grecs, latins & francois / P.D. Gaillard
Topics: Chronology, Historical, Geography, Church history
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by Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859; Bonpland, Aimé, 1773-1858; Bates, John Douglas. fmo RIBRL
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(From volumes) Volume 1: Analyse raisonnée de l'atlas de la Nouvelle-Espagne [Geographique]; Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 1, chap. I-VI) -- v. 2. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 2, chap. VII-VIII) -- t. 3. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 4, chap. IX-XI) -- t. 4. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 4, chap. XI [suite]-book 5, chap. XII) -- t. 5. Essai politique sur le royaume de la...
Topics: Mines and mineral resources, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1811
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by Thévenot, Melchisédec, 1620-1692; Giovanni, da Lucca, active 1640; Lamberti, Arcangelo; Jenkinson, Anthony, 1529-1611; Della Valle, Pietro, 1586-1652; Roe, Thomas, Sir, 1581?-1644; Terry, Edward, 1590-1660; Komnēnos, Monachos, active 15th century; Methold, William, 1590-1653; Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon, -1625; Bontekoe, Willem Ysbrandsz., 1587-approximately 1647; Greaves, John, 1602-1652; Beaulieu, Augustin de, 1589-1637; Boym, Michel, 1612-1659; Hakluyt, Richard, 1552?-1616; Purchas,...
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(Part 1, from contents, pt. 1, p. [12], 1st count): Relation des Cosaques, avec la Vie de Kmielniski tirée d'un manuscrit -- Relation des Tartares du Crim, des Nogais, des Circasses, & des Abasses, / par Iean de Lucca; traduite d'un manuscrit italien, auec quelques notes d'un gentil-homme polonois qui a esté long-temps esclave dans le pays -- Relation de la Colchide, ou Mengrelie, / [by Arcangelo Lamberti] traduite de l'Italien -- Informatione della Georgia / di Pietro della Valle; tirée...
Topics: Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, Jesuits, Voyages and travels, Imprint 1664
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Edition statement precedes statement of responsibility on title page
Topics: France. Armée, Imprint 1784
[184] p. : 26 cm. (4to)
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Colophon reads: A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale. Par les soins de Jean Anisson, directeur de ladite Imprimerie. M. DC. XCIII
Topics: Botany, Natural history, Imprint 1693
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by Caldas, Antonio Pereira de Sousa, 1762-1814; Stockler, Francisco de Borja Garção; Dias, Antonio de Souza
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t. 1. Psalmos de David vertidos em rhythmo portuguez,... com as notas e observações de ... Francisco de Borja Garção-Stockler, e dados á luz por Antonio de Souza Dias.--t. 2. Poesias sacras e profanas,... com as notas e additamentos de ... Francisco de Borja Garção-Stockler, dadas á luz ... [por] Antonio de Souza Dias
Topics: CPJCB, Imprint 1820, Imprint 1821
Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library: William A. Shaw: bookplate; inscribed from "Elisabeth Shaw, 1827 to William Shaw, Elamsville [?] 1835": verso of second front flyleaf; "A. Teste, 1782": autograph on recto of second front flyleaf
Topic: Imprint 1748
"Journal du Major Washington," p. 109-146
Topics: Braddock's Campaign, 1755, Imprint 1756
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by Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566; Llorente, Juan Antonio, 1756-1823
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Signatures: v. 1, pi²(-pi²) 1-31⁸ 32⁴; v. 2, pi²(-pi2) 1-33⁸ 34⁴(34-4) (34-3 verso blank)
Topics: Indians, Treatment of, Slavery
First edition printed Paris, 1684
Topics: Fever, Quinine, Medicinal plants, Botany, Medical, Materia medica, Vegetable, Imprint 1691
John Carter Brown Library copy half bound in contemporary calf with marbled boards
Topic: Imprint 1859
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
by Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859; Bonpland, Aimé, 1773-1858; Bates, John Douglas. fmo RIBRL
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(From volumes) Volume 1: Analyse raisonnée de l'atlas de la Nouvelle-Espagne [Geographique]; Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 1, chap. I-VI) -- v. 2. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 2, chap. VII-VIII) -- t. 3. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 4, chap. IX-XI) -- t. 4. Essai politique sur le royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne (book 4, chap. XI [suite]-book 5, chap. XII) -- t. 5. Essai politique sur le royaume de la...
Topics: Mines and mineral resources, Scientific expeditions, Imprint 1811
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by Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340
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Place of publication and date taken from colophon: Absolutum est in alma Parisiorum Academia ... Anno ab incarnatione domini cuncta guberna[n]tis Millesimo qui[n]ge[n]tesimo decimooctauo, Octobris trigesima die
Topic: Chronology, Historical
These are the sheets of the Paris, 1605 edition with the date on the t.p. changed. It is a page for page resetting of the 1587 edition, itself a line by line resetting of the 1584 edition
Topic: Cortés, Hernán, 1485-1547
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by Thévenot, Melchisédec, 1620-1692; Marquette, Jacques, 1637-1675; Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659; Baĭkov, F. I. (Fedor Isakovich), approximately 1612-1663 or 1664; Swammerdam, Jan, 1637-1680; Brown, Harold, 1863-1900. fmo RIBRL
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(From contents note on verso of title page, note that the folded maps are included in this description of the contents): Decouverte dans l'Amerique Septentrionale / par le P. Marquette Jesuite -- Carte de la decouverte de la terre de Ielmer -- Ambassade des Moscovites à Pekin, & Decouverte des païs qui sont entre la Moscovie & la Chine / [by Fedor Isakovich Baikov] -- Carte de la route d'Abel Tasman autour de la Terre Australe -- Nouvelle maniere de niveau -- De prendre hauteur -- De...
Topics: Navigation, Mayflies, Hermit crabs, Insects, Imprint 1681
John Carter Brown Library copy bound in contemporary full mottled calf
Topic: Imprint 1776
John Carter Brown Library - French Collection
by Barba, Alvaro Alonso, 1569-; Hautin de Villars, Charles; Hautin de Villars, Charles. Memoire concernant les mines de France; Barraciolli, Ludovico. fmo RIBRL; Villeneuve, Louis Arnod de. fmo RIBRL
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The "e" in "Chez Guillaume Saugrain" is printed upside down
Topics: Metallurgy, Metals, Mines and mineral resources, Mines and mineral resources, Imprint 1730
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John Carter Brown Library copy quarter bound in contemporary calf with marbled boards
Topic: Imprint 1821
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John Carter Brown Library copy with: Les six premiers livres des elements d'Euclide. Paris : Charles Perier, 1566; bound in contemporary vellum
Topic: Astronomical instruments
Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy v. 1 and 2: Augs. Henry Duke of Grafton: armorial bookplate on front pastedown; includes many notes in contemporary ms. hand
Topic: Imprint 1768
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789
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by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords (1776)
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Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy 2: "Bibliothèque de Paul Martin": autograph at head of title page; "De la bibliotheque d'Adrien Durand": autograph on title page; François Tocaven: armorial bookstamp on verso of half-title leaf
Topic: Imprint 1778
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by Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778; Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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A report of a speech by William Pitt relating to the Stamp Act, delivered in the House of Commons, 14 Jan. 1766
Topics: Great Britain, Imprint 1766
"The preliminary pages contain a résumé of the history of Brazil written by the translator." (Moraes)
Topics: CPJCB, Gold mines and mining, Diamond mines and mining, Imprint 1816
Translation of the first three decades of: Historia general de los hechos de los castellanos, 1st published Madrid, 1601-1615. The remaining five decades have not been translated
Topics: America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish, Latin America -- History
(from title pages): v.1: Contenant tout ce qui s'est passé dans l'establissement des colonies françoises.--v.2: Contenant l'histoire naturelle.--v.3: Dans lequel il est traité du changement des proprietaires des Ant-Isles. De l'etablissement de la Compagnie royale des Indes occidentales: et de son gouvernement jusqu'à la guerre entre la France & l'Angleterre.--v.4: Dans lequel il est traité de tout ce qui s'est passé de plus considerable dans les Ant-Isles de l'Amerique, depuis le...
Topics: Compagnie des Indes occidentales, Natural history, Indians of the West Indies
Translation of: Compendium de origine et gestis Francorum, and first published in French as: Les grandes croniques, Paris, 1514
Topic: Imprint 1516
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by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?; Gruget, Claude, d. 1560?
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Translation, by Claude Gruget, of: Silva de varia lección. Ultimamente agora emendada, y añadida la quarta parte della por el autor. Antwerp, 1554 (parts 1-4)
Colophon on p. [1], 3rd count, reads: Acabado de imprimir en Paris, en la emprenta de Adrian Tiffeno, a costa de la viuda de Guillemot, a 19. de enero de 1617
Topics: Magalhães, Fernão de, -1521, Nobility, Imprint 1617
First printed in Paris, 1686
Topics: Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Cacao, Chocolate drinks, Drinking vessels, Medicine, Imprint 1687
Antigua -- Monserrat -- Saint Kitts -- Nevis, Tortola and Dominica -- Saint Vincent, Grenada and Tobago -- La Trinité [i.e. Martinique] -- Saint Lucia -- Honduras -- Bahamas -- Grand Cayman -- Bermuda -- Cape of Good Hope
Topics: Slavery, Slaves, Slaves, Booksellers' catalogs
344 p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de, 1600-1659, Jesuits
Translation, by Charles Paul Nicolas, vicomte de Barentin de Montchal, of: A Tour in the United States of America, first printed London, 1784
Topics: Indians of North America, Imprint 1791
Translation of: Historia natural y moral de las Indias, and 1st published in French, Paris, 1598
Topics: Indians of Mexico, Indians of South America, Natural history
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by Cook, James, 1728-1779; Suard, J. B. A. (Jean Baptiste Antoine), 1734-1817; Furneaux, Tobias, 1735-1781; Wales, William, 1734?-1798; Bayly, William, 1737-1810; Hodges, William, 1744-1797; Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782. Discourse upon some late improvements of the means for preserving the health of mariners. French; Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798. Observations made during a voyage round the world. French; Fournier de Clusine. fmo RIBRL
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Translation, by J.B.A. Suard, of: A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, first printed in London, 1777
Topics: Voyages around the world, Medicine, Naval, Imprint 1778
Vols. 1-7, translation by l'abbé Prévost with some omissions and variations of: A new general collection of voyages and travels. London : T. Astley, 1745-1747. The remaining volumes were compiled by Prévost and others, vol. 16 being an index to the 1st 15 volumes
Topics: Voyages and travels, Imprint 1746, Imprint 1789